OFA Conference & Symposium

October 14th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017    Toronto, Canada 

The Ontario Fabricare Association is open to all fabricare  professionals in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.

The OFA Conference will be held Saturday October 14th 2017 at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale (located just south of Highway 401 and Dufferin Street in Toronto)

The Conference will be preceded by a cocktail party on Friday, October 13, 2017 in the evening, and will be followed by a gala dinner on Saturday night. Subsequently on Sunday October 15th the OFA Symposium will take place. Below  the agendas for the conference and symposium:

Ontario Fabricare Association Conference 2017

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Major Sponsor – Fabricare Canada Magazine

7:30 a.m.   – Breakfast

8:30 a.m.  – President’s Report including presentation of year end statement

9:00 a.m. – Jon Meijer of DLI

9:45 a.m. – Mike Adams, TSSA

10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break sponsored by Robert Kuenzlen GreenEarth Cleaning Canada

10:50 a.m. –Kreussler Keith VanDusen “K4”

11:20 a.m. – Trevor Holmes, Seitz Solvent “INTENSE,”

11:50 a.m. – Tim Maxwell & Robert Kuenzlen of GreenEarth Cleaning Systems, solvent “GreenEarth”

12:10 p.m. – Lunch sponsored by Clark McDaniel Fabricare Cleaning Centers

1:10 p.m. – Speaker Streets/Adco/Puritan/Laidlaw Michael Miller “KTEX Class 111A Solvent”

1:40 p.m. – Sherry K Emmrich, Technical Services Mgr. Chlorinated Organics & Chlor Alkaline Division, Olin “Chlorinated Solvent”

2:10 p.m. – Dino Kantzavelos on Wetcleaning

2:40 p.m. – Coffee break sponsored by Robert Kuenzlen GreenEarth Cleaning Canada

3:00 p.m. – Environment Canada – Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations

3:30 p.m. – Jacquelyn Stevens (Willms & Shier)

4:00 p.m. – Karen Maxwell – Customer Service

5:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks – President

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails (Sponsored by Jaquelin Stevens Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers

7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Wine sponsored by Dalex Canada Inc.)

Symposium on Solvents and Best Environmental Practices

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Hall of Seneca College

1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto

OFA is proud to partner with Seneca College in supporting their agreement with Environment Canada for developing and placing on-line three videos demonstrating best environmental practices for dry cleaning, specifically PERC, wet cleaning, and other solvents.

This major symposium will include the release of the videos, in-person presentations by some of North America’s leading practitioners and the broadcast of proceedings in a webinar format for those unable to attend in person. It will be available in English and French throughout Canada.

This event is open to anyone in the industry (regardless of affiliation) until such time as the maximum seating capacity for Seneca’s Great Hall is met. There is NO FEE and a light lunch will be provided.

Symposium Agenda:

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Introduction of Panel and Format (Emcee Bill Humber)

11:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.  Present video on safe handling of perchloroethylene

11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  Sherry K. Emmerich, Technical Services Mgr., Chlorinated Organics & Chlor Alkaline Division, Olin. (click for bio)

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Present video on use of alternative solvents

12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.  Trevor Holmes, Seitz, “Intense” solvent (click for bio)

12:40 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.  Richard Fitzpatrick, Kreussler, K4 solvent (click for bio)

12:55 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.   Greg Reinhardt, Streets, K-TEX solvent.

1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Tim Maxwell, GreenEarth Cleaning Systems, GreenEarth solvent (click for bio)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.     Present video on wet cleaning

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     Dino Kantzavelos, TCS Wetcleaning, on wet cleaning (click for bio)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     John Meijer, Dry Cleaners & Launderers Institute (DLI) (click for bio)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Environment Canada, Tetrachloroethylene (perc) use in dry cleaning and reporting requirements, regulations.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Jacquelyn StevensWillms & Shier Environmental Lawyers (click for bio)

4:00 p.m.                       Closing